Blog: Lexi The Second
What is the animal print piece in this ensemble and what do you like about it?
The animal print piece is the cocktail dress. I really like the material and the draping. It's tight but really easy to move in. Also, I like how the prints are against white, this way the prints really pop out.
How else would you style it?
I would wear this dress with a more tailored blazer or a structured vest, more necklaces and a belt at the waist.
What do you love about the animal prints trend?
Animal prints are very feisty! There's a big element of boldness when it comes to the prints, I guess that's why I love it!
How do you build your outfit around it?
I started by picking the dress. It was a little bit on the dressier side, so I dressed it down with an orange/rust cardigan. Then I added a necklace with charms that looked like teeth to add to the "animal" vibe. I also threw on some bangles for more color accent.
How did you make the look your own?
I like experimenting with color, so for this look I opted for a rust/orange cardigan instead of the usual primary colors or neutral colors.
How do you wear the trend without looking over the top?
I try to stay away from having too many animal prints on for the different parts of my outfit. For example, if I were already in an animal printed top or skirt, I would stay away from animal printed shoes. However, I'm a big fan of print on print so it also varies on the type and size of animal prints you choose to juxtapose.
How do you accessorize this trend?
I like it when there are subtle animal print details on the accessories like the bangles, necklaces earrings and rings. The prints don't even have to be the same, a little snake print, cheetah, zebra etc.
Additional styling tips?
When I wear animal prints, I always try not to get carried away with too many animal prints in one ensemble. I try not to over do it and let the prints speak for themselves.
What's your favorite Mango piece in this ensemble?
Definitely the dress!
How would you wear this trend during the day? How about a night out?
Day: I'd wear it with a slouchy cardigan or a kitted cardigan and combat boots.
Night: I'd accessorize more pair it with colored heels and add a matching clutch!
Lexi is wearing a dress, cardigan, and accessories from Mango.
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